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Awesome Autarch






San Diego, California

your stuff always inspires, and thisis definitely up to snuff. Cant wait to see more!

   
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Deadshot Weapon Moderati





South Lakes

teminator. scouts?. terminator scouts?
...
oxymoron? :þ your stuff looks great, it seems to make less sense as you progress. i wouldnt have it any other way ^^ keep it up!

 
   
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Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

John wrote:the recoil on that ork bike gun must be terrible.

In the not too distant past Wazzdakka had a battlecannon on his bike and flew backwards when he shot it

I don't think I grasped where the exo-scouts were headed until now Insaniak. And I'm officially impressed, that's some coolness going down. The dread too, look forward to that beast coming together, and wondering just how gangly it'll end up ...

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Under the couch

The weapons for the Exo-scouts have been giving me a bit of a headache...

My original plan had been to mount the ranged weapon on the right arm, and build a power claw on the left, to keep with the normal Terminator configuration. As the initial arm started coming together, though, that didn't seem quite right.

I really like the idea of these guys as jury-rigged construction or loading rigs, so having both arms with grabby claws seemed to fit better, and serves the added bonus of adequately representing the Terminator's extra base attack on the normally single-attack Scout, by giving them a second CCW.

Mounting the weapons on the forearms behind the claw also didn't work... there's just not enough room for them.

So here's what I came up with instead, also showing the Scout now with both arms, with shortened forearms and enlarged 'hands':







The extra pivot mount on the shoulder mounts the weapon, giving a slightly awkward mount which would probably be a little tricky to aim properly (perhaps they need some cables running up to the weapon and an enhanced targeting system down over one side of the face...) but seems to perfectly fit the jury-rigged image.

Here's the same thing with the assault cannon. The side-on pics have been photoshopped slightly to flip the assault cannon barrel up the right way... I didn't want to go cutting it up until this plan was set in stone...







It's a little top-heavy, so I think I need to extend the feet slightly front and back, possibly with some extendable struts that would clamp to the ground for added stability when firing...

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





Annapolis, MD, USA

This thread has just given me a truly great idea for something similar but for IG. Making "Orgyns" that are IG in exo-suits. Not sure how to do it but hey, this was just a random idea that popped into my head. About your stuff it all looks great.

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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Melbourne, Australia

Love the whole freight loader get up.

Not a big fan of the gun on the head though - could you swap out one of the "hands" or something for the weapon?

May spoil the vision/fluff a little but might look cooler?

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Under the couch

tallmantim wrote:could you swap out one of the "hands" or something for the weapon?


I could, but as I explained, I would rather not. Although at this point, it's up to the buyer. If he likes it, it stays. Otherwise, I'll come up with something else

   
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Under the couch

A little more work in the Dreadnought...

Added a bit more bulk around the waist, to get the body shape a little closer to the artwork's:



Rounded off the upper arms and filled in the shoulder joint:


Still needs a little filling and smoothing.

Some minor work on the weapons:





And started on the final right arm weapon... Assault Cannons came in after the Heresy, which left a couple of options for this guy: Put an AC on him anyway and call it a retrofit, build a more primitive-looking AC and call it an early prototype, or build one of these:



...which will eventually be a twin-linked Reaper Autocannon, intended to count as an Assault Cannon on the table.

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Nasty Nob on Warbike with Klaw





St. Louis, MO

Well, man... as yo know, I'm a definite fan of your work.

I was really feeling these exo-suits... until you added the arms. I just DO NOT like the arms. I like the idea of them being mounted to the suit & the trooper grabbing on at the elbows... from the elbows down, though... they just lose me.

The only things I can definitely put into words:
--The hands are too big. They just don't "feel" right with the rest of the model. they're proportionally oversized. Horribly.
--I just can't get myself to even remotely accept the shoulder mounted guns. They just don't look right. I like the idea of arm-mounting them (instead of the 2nd CCW), too.

I know you've said how you feel... and, in the end, it's the customer's choice... I just wanted to pipe in.

Everything you did on the legs, torso & elbows to shoulders, though... WIN.


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MagickalMemories wrote:--The hands are too big. They just don't "feel" right with the rest of the model. they're proportionally oversized. Horribly.


They look a little chunky at the moment, granted. I'm thinking that some of that will be absorbed once I've added the rest of the detailing and a bunch of cables. They have to be big enough to be functional, but that does, at the moment at least, kind of draw the eye to them.


--I just can't get myself to even remotely accept the shoulder mounted guns. They just don't look right. I like the idea of arm-mounting them (instead of the 2nd CCW), too.


Yeah, I suspected that the weapon mount wouldn't be universally popular The buyer likes it, though, so it will probably stay. Again, the rest of the detail may help somewhat.

The arm mount would be fine if I could think of some way of doing it without replacing the second claw, but I just can't see that working.

   
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Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine




Staffordshire

Looking pretty good. I personally don't mind the shoulder mounted weapons, but the assault cannon looks a little... too far out. The flamer's kinda simple but nice.
Good work

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The Autocannon arm with ammo drum in place:





And basic assembly on the Reaper:

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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon




No. VA USA

wow, that's some cool stuff.

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So, while trying to come up with a better weapon mount, it occured to me that I could always just change the arms...


So I came up with this (very rough at the moment, but should give the basic idea)





The claw's a little large... I would look at scaling it down a little.






The Assault Cannon I think needs a slightly shorter barrel assembly to make it work. And I'm not entirely sure yet how the heavy flamer will fit on there...

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Under the couch

Gave the putty on the Dreadnought's torso a bit of a sand down:


And then added the next ring of armour:



Finished off the Heavy Flamer's fuel cannister:



Added some rivets (which are practically invisible in this pic :( ) to the Reaper, along with some little detailing work and there:



...and started prettying them up a little with some putty left over from the torso:



Also widened the groin armour a little, as it was looking a little narrow alongside the torso:



And started work on the power fist:

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Mutilatin' Mad Dok





Making Prospero a less shiny place.

You must hear this alot, but your work has never failed to impress me and give me ideas about conversions. Well done!

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Gotta love the scratch built guns. Looking forward to more!

The Exosuit is a nice concept, but using so much visibly space marine parts doesn't do it for me. Generic Imperial/Merc construction would be much cooler IMO.



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Had to be done....

Love these things! Although from a fluff perspective they're kinda odd. The modeling though is spot on!

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insaniak wrote:




I know you've got your own website and all, but if posted to Dakka articles how
would you like the pics posted? With the image and a link to underthecouch?

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malfred wrote:I know you've got your own website and all, but if posted to Dakka articles how
would you like the pics posted? With the image and a link to underthecouch?


Whatever works. So long as there's a link in there somewhere

   
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Is it done yet? Or still working out the kinks?

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Sorry, is what done?

The Exosuits and the Dread are still very much WIP

   
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K, I'll (im)patiently wait for you to finish. Or maybe not.

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The DCCW coming together:






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Awesome!

This is going to look incredible when all together...

Wow!
   
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Armour plating in place, and basic assembly of the heavy flamer:




And the reason I love my job... You wind up with a work bench which looks like this:


...which is just too cool for words.

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Plastictrees





Bonn

thats is pretty awesome actually.
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Burtucky, Michigan

good gravy where to start.
at first i thought your scout termies were gunna be REALLY lame..... but then they started looking like somthing and i was blown away. very nice on those.
now your dred is looking pretty damn cool as well. ALSO youve shown man how to make a huge robo arm from nothing. which is GREAT because this spring i plan on starting my scratch built warboss and i wanted to make both arms robotic. and THATS exactly how i had it in my mind. as far as the look. SO THANKS ON THAT
   
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I decided the thighs were looking a little spindly compared to the torso... so I started bulking them out a little:




As a late addition, the Dreadnought will now be getting a Seismic Hammer, so that it can double as an Ironclad.

So far as I'm aware, we haven't yet seen what a Seismic Hammer is supposed to look like... so I came up with this:







The cylinder protruding from the top is the built-in meltagun muzzle. Still some detailing to go, but the general shape is there.

Rrarw!

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Annapolis, MD, USA

Nice that thing is so freakin' sweet

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